anemone

noun anem·o·ne \ə-ˈne-mə-nē\

Definition of anemone

  1. 1 :  any of a large genus (Anemone) of perennial herbs of the buttercup family having lobed or divided leaves and showy flowers without petals but with conspicuous sepals —called also windflower

  2. 2 :  sea anemone

Origin and Etymology of anemone

Latin, from Greek anemōnē


First Known Use: 1548

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ANEMONE Defined for English Language Learners

anemone

noun anem·o·ne \ə-ˈne-mə-nē\

Definition of anemone for English Language Learners

  • : a type of garden plant that has white, purple, or red flowers


ANEMONE Defined for Kids

anemone

noun anem·o·ne \ə-ˈne-mə-nē\

Definition of anemone for Students

  1. 1 :  a plant that blooms in spring and is often grown for its large white or colored flowers

  2. 2 :  sea anemone


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noun anem·o·ne \ə-ˈnem-ə-nē\

Medical Definition of anemone

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of herbs of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) widely distributed in temperate and subarctic regions that have lobed or divided leaves and showy flowers and that include some (as a pasqueflower) used medicinally especially formerly

  2. 2:  a plant or flower of the genus Anemone


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